Looking for something outrageously different for your next holiday? Then take a look at these holiday castles, windmills, yurts and manor houses that are all available for you to book and make your holiday an extraordinary one.
And there’s plenty to choose from: you could set your loved one's heart racing with a fairy-tale break to a French chateau or rent a houseboat in Amsterdam with your pals. Or how about escaping to a cosy log cabin in the mountains, or going glamping on a yurt holiday in Devon or Cornwall.
If stunning and unusual architecture is for you, rent a regal castle in the Scottish Highlands, a quirky lighthouse by the sea or return to a bygone age on a windmill holiday in Greece.
Booked a day trip with Nova holidays houseboat on 23rd April .
If you visiting Kerala, then backwaters of Alleppey should not be missed at any cost. Trip in incomplete with Backwaters. it was a lif… More
“Haven in the middle of backwaters”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2015
Starting with our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who also helped us in getting us and our luggage to the boat which was parked away from the jetty and we had to cross over 2 other boats… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Circular tower in the style of a traditional Caribbean windmill for crushing sugar cane. Four poster bed. Swimming pool. Outside kitchen. Luxury furnishings. Fantastic panoramic views of the sea and mountains.We advise hiring a car although many guests have managed with …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Chateau, Loire Valley, historic, environmentally friendly, family run, swimming pool, garden, self catering, quietGroups from 4 to 8 people can be accommodated in the Chateau. …see more
“The magic of Ranton”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2013
We have been to the chateau on several occasions and we are always uplifted when we walk across the moat and through the gates. There is a wonderful air of peace and tranquility about the place, it's … More
“Second visit to a charming chateau with friendly and interesting hosts.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2013
We have stayed at Ranton on two occasions. Both times Paola and Peter have made us extremely welcome and were always willing to give us help and advice regarding places to visit and restaurants in the… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
We are a family run business and our boat Vivione111 is a Luxury Yacht moored in the harbor of Duquesa. Costa Del Sol Boat Holidays let you explore this beautiful region of Spain and stays in the Luxury of Puerto De La Duquesa, with it's Golf Courses, bars, restaurants. …see more
“What a cracking week”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
We had wonderful week with our two friends on board a truly delightful and authentic motor yacht, all the mods cons were available and there more than enough room for all our needs. The owners Garry a… More
Nearest beach 90 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
Romantic, sympathetically converted chapel/meeting rooms, up a small lane in the beautiful Forest of Dean, on the edge Yorkley village (approx. 1.000 inhabitants). A truly rustic property full of character, a great place to chill out and leave your troubles behind. …see more
Reviewed 3 Aug 2013
Our second year visiting the Old Chapel, it is perfectly situated for us walkers and cyclists, up a lane into the forest, has everything and more that a family could need whilst on holiday, home from … More
“Loved it and can't wait to return.”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2012
The converted Chapel is beautifully transformed into a wonderful home in a delightful setting and the owners have thought of simply everything you could possibly wish for and need. We returned home l… More
“A place to rest, recharge and relax”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
I was expecting something a bit unusual (how does one convert a Chapel into a dwelling...) and I wasn't disappointed, the Old Chapel has lots of charm and quirkiness and at the same time it is very … More
Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Relax around the pool, cook pizzas in the poolside pizza oven or visit Ostuni to taste the wonderful local food. Take a short trip to one of the many beaches or many of the several nearby beach clubs or read a book in one of the seating areas in and around the Trullo. …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Fanningstown Castle offers self-catering accommodation & is perfect for small family groups, gatherings & celebrations, intimate civil wedding or blessing ceremonies, couples or friends looking for a unique place to spend time together touring the Shannon region,Ireland …see more
“Total wow factor!, Fantastic accommodation and central to everything!”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2015
I never bother writing reviews unless somewhere genuinely feels like 5 star and this place did. The tower is totally different to what we have stayed in before. The character is fantastic and the bedr… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We're delighted to hear you had such a great time in York and were able to make full use of all the facilities at the Tower.
It has been our pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the Tower soon.
Mike & Nathan
“Fantastic location and brilliant accommodation”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2014
I stayed with 5 friends and the tower was perfect for us, there are a lot of stairs but they were worth climbing, amazing views from the roof, ladder up wasn't really suitable for young children thoug… More
Many thanks for your kind review, I am really glad to hear that you all had such a great time and that the stairs kept you fit!
I will take on board the suggestions you have made regarding the towels. Concerning your comments about the draughty top room and noise on a Saturday, as you mentioned the windows are single glazed due to the age of the building however we are having secondary glazing installed at the end of this month (November) which will hopefully solve these issues.
Once again I am delighted you all had such a great stay and I hope I can welcome you back in the future.
All the best,
“Central, contemporary and yet characterful”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2014
Lendal Tower is a unique place to stay. Surrounded by the history of this stunning building, you never forget how lucky you are to have the place to yourselves. The rooftop terrace provides a breath… More
It is fantastic to hear you had such a great stay at the Tower and that you found it so unique and perfect for your needs. In particular I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the views over from the roof terrace and that the effort in getting up there was worth it!
I am sorry to hear you did occasionally get disturbed on a night. As I mentioned in a previous response we are in talks with English Heritage to have secondary glazing installed and this has now been approved so installation is expected this month (November 2014). If you do decide to stay with us again in the future the sound noise issues should be fully resolved by then.
I do hope you can stay at the Tower again in the future and many thanks for your very kind words regarding your stay.
Although Domaine du Breuil in Monts is strategically placed to visit the superb Loire Valley Castles, it is not the only raison that it is a special place. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy an imp… More
Many many thanks for your comment in different language which will help our futur guests. We hope to welcome you again once ...and earing you (or/and your husband)singing opera arias through the windows of the castle !
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Enjoy a holiday with a difference aboard a luxury sailing yacht, why stay in a Hotel when you can holiday like the rich and famous, a great alternative to a caravan or holiday cottage.Search for MDL marinas and then Port Hamble Marina, and also Banana Wharf then Hamble …see more
Nearest beach 29 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Unique 19th century Cave House with private pool set in lush tropical gardens, stunning 360 degree mountain views, nestling in orange and lemon groves, rural mountain location but facilities only 1km. Ideal for families, walking, cycling & nature enthusiasts. Sleeps 8/9 …see more
“Lovely area and lovely property.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2015
From the time of booking to the time we handed back the keys to the property Claire and Martin (property owners) were very helpful and went out of their way to make the holiday as comfortable as possi… More
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
Great facilities especially the pool and the views, very quiet location but limited shops and restaurants in the immediate area so car hire is essential if you want to explore and have easy access to … More
“GORGEOUS HOUSE WITH VERY WELCOMING HOST”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
This was one of the most relaxing holidays I have ever had. We felt completely at home and Claire was very helpful with everything we asked her. The property is lovely inside and out and very well pre… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Not suitable for children;
Luxury living, Jacuzzi, Stunning views in Caldera Oia, sea, volcano, privacy, balcony, amenities, hot tubWe give attention to the details and love to honor our guests by providing personalized hosting! …see more
A stunningly restored traditional yet fully modernised Trullo set in 10 hectares of secluded countryside. The private pool and easy access to glorious beaches make it perfect for a relaxing holiday. …see more
“Excellent trulli that far exceeded our expectations our children loved it!”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
We enjoyed a fantastic, relaxing holiday staying in Trulli delle Rondini, a spectacular place.. our 3 children loved the pool and .spent most of their time in it!!, as well as exploring the gardens ar… More
“A superb trullo in a superb area”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2011
We have had a wonderfull 2 weeks stay in the trullo. Our children enjoyed the swimming pool and the surroundings of the house a lot and always wanted to stay at home! As we travelled with a friend we… More
“A fabulous property for a complete get-away”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Very simple to book - a couple of emails and we were sorted. Stunning property with fantastic outdoor space. Large pool with plenty of sun loungers and good pergola for shade. House simply furnishe… More
Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests. …see more
“Quaint and Well Situated Houseboat”
Reviewed 5 May 2014
We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other … More
“A perfect stay in the heart of Amsterdam”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
We (4 people all around 30 years old) stayed in this lovely houseboat for 2 nights to celebrate a special new year’s eve.
And we enjoyed our stay from the first second. The Owner of the boat is gen… More